Breeland reportedly suffered an infection after cutting his foot and is "a few months away" from being able to pass a physical, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Breeland told ESPN's David Newton that he cut the back of his foot while in the Dominican Republic earlier this month and will need to have skin grafted to repair the injury, which he initially suffered in fourth grade.
During the two-day negotiating period earlier this week, Breeland had agreed to join the Panthers on a three-year, $24 million deal with $11 million guaranteed, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Now the fifth-year cornerback is back on the market.
Over four seasons in D.C., Breeland recorded 270 combined tackles, 60 passes defended, eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles.